Middlebury

HIST 0239

Modern India

Modern India
This course will be an introduction to modern Indian history. We will examine political events and social conditions since the decline of the Mughal Empire and the rise of the British Empire in the eighteenth century. We will also focus on three questions: Why did the British have an Indian Empire? How did India gain its independence in 1947? And what is India's postcolonial predicament? As an aid to answering these questions, the class will read a variety of texts, including primary sources, novels and histories. 2 hrs. lect., 1 hr. disc.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL HIS
Equivalent Courses:

Sections in Fall 2005

Fall 2005

HIST0239A-F05 Lecture (Barrow)